Located in Kanata The Cookery Bistro offers healthy and fresh soups, salads and sandwiches. The small cafe is open for breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, and there is the option to order take out or arrange for catering.
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For breakfast and lunch, you can find an assortment of delicious sandwiches that are made without processed meat and are filled with fresh vegetables. The lunch menu includes a spicy tuna sandwich (with ahi tuna, cucumber, carrots fresh greens and sriracha), a ham sandwiched (topped with fig compote, fresh greens and brie), an oven roasted chicken breast sandwich (with apples, sweet potatoes, carrots, fresh greens and smoked cheddar) or a braised pulled pork sandwich (with teriyaki sauce, apple slices, caramelized onions, brie, and fresh greens).
The teriyaki pork sandwich was delightful, with a nice crunch from the apples and crisp bread, the sweet caramelized onions perfectly complimented the braised pork tenderloin and brie. The combination was delicious and one I will order again.
The soup I tried was the vegan carrot balsamic soup which has a rich flavor from the roasted onions and aged balsamic, sweet potatoes and carrots used to make the soup.
The Cookery Bistro also offers several vegan or dairy-free desserts such as dark chocolate chip cookies, banana bread, date squares, orange pumpkin loaf, apple cinnamon loaf. I opted for the vegan dark chocolate chip cookies which were soft and not overly sweet.
If you are looking for a salad, The Cookery Bistro offers plenty of non-boring seasonal market salads. The cucumber mango salad I tried with diced cucumbers, mangos, chickpeas, quinoa, cilantro, and walnuts was full of flavor and texture. To help give energy, the salad had plenty of protein from the chickpeas and walnuts which helped me stay feeling full and fuel me for the rest of my workday.
Another fun feature of The Cookery Bistro would be their funny custom mugs such as the ‘straight outta coffee’ and ‘nuttin’ but a tea thang – Steep Dogg’ which you can purchase.
Everything I ate at The Cookery Bistro was delicious and would make a perfect spot for lunch. Next time you are in Ottawa make sure to check out this gem.